Transmission to dogs is through the bite of an infected tick, therefore spread, if it occurs, will be slow. Anaemia is the most likely symptom of the disease. Until we have a clearer picture of the severity of this outbreak - and recommendations may change as more details emerge- we advise that all dogs with outdoor lifestyles especially visiting wooded or livestock rearing areas are protected from ticks.
A variety of products that repel and/or kill Ticks are available. Please contact the surgery for advice or which treatment suits your pet best.
For further information please visit 'No Bite is Right' on www.itsajungle.co.uk